Psalm 54 NAS

Prayer for Defense against Enemies.

1 Save me, O God, by 1Your name, And vindicate me by 2Your power.

References for Psalms 54:1

    • a 54:1 - Lit "judge"
      2 3Hear my prayer, O God; 4Give ear to the words of my mouth.

      References for Psalms 54:2

      3 For strangers have 5risen against me And 6violent men have 7sought my life; They have 8not set God before them. Selah.

      References for Psalms 54:3

        • b 54:3 - Or "soul"
        • c 54:3 - "Selah" may mean: "Pause, Crescendo" or "Musical interlude"
          4 Behold, 9God is my helper; The Lord is the 10sustainer of my soul.

          References for Psalms 54:4

            • d 54:4 - Lit "as those who sustain"
              5 He will 11recompense the evil to my foes; 12Destroy them 13in Your faithfulness.

              References for Psalms 54:5

                • e 54:5 - Lit "The evil will return"
                • f 54:5 - Or "those who lie in wait for me"
                • g 54:5 - Or "Put to silence"
                • h 54:5 - Or "truth"
                  6 14Willingly I will sacrifice to You; I will give 15thanks to Your name, O LORD, for it is good.

                  References for Psalms 54:6

                    • i 54:6 - Or "With a freewill offering"
                      7 For He has 16delivered me from all trouble, And my eye has 17looked with satisfaction upon my enemies.

                      References for Psalms 54:7

                        • j 54:7 - Or "it;" i.e. His name
                        • k 54:7 - Or "distress"